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Old 12-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #81
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

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BCDC presentation - cut 60' off, but it wasn't that tall to begin with, so no big loss.
That's some very archboston logic right there - well stated.

(i.e. ordinary logic would say that 60ft is a larger percentage of a smallerbuilding - so the shorter it was to begin with the greater the loss. AB logic says show me the supertall).
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #82
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

The garage already has an active street presence so this is not a big upgrade for the area beyond the density.

I like the design and I think it should be built. A bit taller would have been nice, but if the shadow laws prevent it then so be it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:51 PM   #83
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

Needs a small aluminium spire surmounted by giant flagpole in one corner for sinister headquarters look.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:07 AM   #84
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Is this supposed to be an "homage" to The Castle down the street? Another flop from CBT. Awkward, incoherent, odd.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #85
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Needs a small aluminium spire surmounted by giant flagpole in one corner for sinister headquarters look.
astute.


i loved their ugly proposal formally known as Columbus Ctr.

i wish this ugly thing was approved for 420'.

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Old 12-07-2018, 12:34 PM   #86
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

Looks almost like the Trump Tower in Chicago!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:58 PM   #87
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

Two thoughts: I like the lobby on Church Street and I wish we had a better statue of Abe Lincoln
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:25 PM   #88
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

Jeez, you guys are pretty sour on this one. I think it is ok. It doesn't have to be tall to work. Short with curved corners can come out well. Look at the Forte Condos in Brooklyn:

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Old 12-07-2018, 04:12 PM   #89
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I like this a whole lot.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #90
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Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

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Is this supposed to be an "homage" to The Castle down the street? Another flop from CBT. Awkward, incoherent, odd.
I think the curved lines play very nicely in this location, playing off of the Park Plaza Building and the Liberty Mutual Building.

It make a statement while playing nice with the neighbors.
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